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Show time submitted and time found (will be entered by finder) on geocache logs, so you can see the time span among multiple logs. That way, you can see when a cache was published and what time of the day the cache was found. :)

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Show time submitted and time found (will be entered by finder) on geocache logs, so you can see the time span among multiple logs. That way, you can see when a cache was published and what time of the day the cache was found. :)

 

It won't show when found, just when logged. This date could be hours, days, months or even years after it was found.

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In Finland the publishers write "Publisher @ hh:mm". And then the cacher(s) that get an FTF on in writes it in a similar way "FTF @ hh:mm" (Mostly)

 

Nice to see how quick they are sometimes. =)

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Show time submitted and time found (will be entered by finder) on geocache logs, so you can see the time span among multiple logs. That way, you can see when a cache was published and what time of the day the cache was found. :)

 

It won't show when found, just when logged. This date could be hours, days, months or even years after it was found.

 

The original poster suggested "and time found (will be entered by finder) on geocache logs". This way it would show when found.

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The original poster suggested "and time found (will be entered by finder) on geocache logs". This way it would show when found.

Which you can do now as shown in post above yours. Mark completed.

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The person posting the log has to do this manually, which is what I do 99.98% of the time.

 

If it were an automated process, it would be local server time...which could be hours off even if the finder posted immediately at the site using their smartphone. As a matter of fact, I believe each log includes this information. It just isn't displayed since it is generally meaningless. Reviewers and administrators can access it to aid in resolving logging disputes if needed.

 

You could add a field to be filled in , but most people don't keep track of the time, or even care...in some cases there should be shouts of joy if they get the date right. :lol:

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The person posting the log has to do this manually, which is what I do 99.98% of the time.

 

If it were an automated process, it would be local server time...which could be hours off even if the finder posted immediately at the site using their smartphone. As a matter of fact, I believe each log includes this information. It just isn't displayed since it is generally meaningless. Reviewers and administrators can access it to aid in resolving logging disputes if needed.

 

You could add a field to be filled in , but most people don't keep track of the time, or even care...in some cases there should be shouts of joy if they get the date right. :lol:

 

We place a time when we found the hide on every cache log.

When we first started, a cache creep was stealing ammo cans and it seemed to be before/after we were there. Folks thought it was those "new cachers" (us). We began listing times we were there, thinking it may help out.

The creep eventually was caught (we're the ones who caught him) and we received a few "sorry for blaming you guys".

We continue the practice of found times - just in case and out of habit.

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The best thing I see in this thread is that other reviewers time stamp their publication logs. I have posted a request in my regional forum for our local reviewers to do that -- its a great idea.

 

I'd like to see as a metric the timeframe to gauge the hound-ness of myself and the rest of my local FTF crowd.

 

As a feature, maybe a checkbox somewhere to allow someone to opt-in to have their log time stamped on their entry, qualified with their timezone?

 

This sounds like it could even be greasemonkied...

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We have a request in our database already to provide an optional field in which the person logging can specify the time of the visit.

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Would it be possible to make the timestamp non-optional and automatic for Publish logs?

 

While the Finland reviewers appear to do it all the time, there are indications that not all the other reviewers would be willing to participate consistently.

 

And there is a suggestion that the notification receipt time is sufficient but I think that auto-timestamping the Publish logs would actually be a useful tool to gauge possible lag between publication and notification.

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We have a request in our database already to provide an optional field in which the person logging can specify the time of the visit.

If the log is from a field note can the time field be pre-poulated from the data in the field note just as the date is?

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When and if the feature is moved into a sprint, it will be spec'ed out. Such functionality would likely be part of that.

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Everytime I visit a fairly new cache I wonder how long its going to be until another geocacher will come along and find it. How hard would it be to put a time stamp on the Logs?

 

~CanadianSwissCouple

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Two words: Time Zone. Makes many times of little meaning without conversion work.

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